Almost 600 Burundian refugees have returned to the country from neighbouring Tanzania as part of a major repatriation campaign.
The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) says 37,000 Burundian refugees have returned to the country from Tanzania since January – bringing the total to 48,930 since September 2017.
A number of Burundi refugees who spoke to US publication VOA say they fear returning to their home country.
Tanzania’s government is urging the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) to repatriate more than 8,000 Burundi refugees.
Burundi President Pierre Nkuruniza is calling on people who fled the country during political unrest since 2015 to return home.